• Address 720 East Locust Street | Milwaukee, WI 53212
  • Phone 414.263.5001
  • Hours Tue-Fri 11-8pm | Sat-Sun 12-5pm | Closed Mon
  • Hours Tue-Fri 11-8pm, Sat-Sun 12-5pm, Closed Mon
Event Calendar
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readings & workshops
November 19

Poetry Reading: Santee Frazier & Franklin K.R. Cline

readings & workshops
November 21

Offsite Talk: Native American Identity & the Politics of the Poetic Image 

readings & workshops
December 3

Ultimate Truth Poetry Reading and Book Release

readings & workshops
December 6

Heddy Keith author of Through it All

readings & workshops
December 9

Poetry Reading: Tonya M. Foster & Samiya Bashir

performances
December 10

Alternating Currents Live presents Nicole Mitchell Quartet

special events
January 27 -28

24th Annual Poetry Marathon & Benefit

Archived special events
Apr 12 Wednesday, April 12
10:00am, $10 | FREE for those who pledge a reader for $35 or more

Join us for a monthly reading and discussion group facilitated by Casey O'Brien and Krista Grensavitch, lecturers in Women’s & Gender Studies at UWM. Using each book as a starting point, we’ll read with an eye towards developing actionable ideas that might allow each of us to carry discussion topics outside the bookstore.

We’ll meet on Wednesday, April 12 at 6 PM for our second meeting.

For more information, please call 414-263-5001 or email readingsocialjusticemke@gmail.com

Please note: you don’t need to have read the book to participate - all are welcome.

The first book we’ll discuss is What We Do Now: Standing Up for Your Values in Trump’s America (Melville House, 2017), a series of “short, powerful essays on what we can do now to cope with Trump’s election, and how, moving forward, we can protect our values, our politics, and our country.” The book is edited by Dennis Johnson and Valerie Merians, and includes essays by Gloria Stenem, Ilhan Omar, and Bill McKibben, among many others.

Books are available for sale at Woodland Pattern.